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Bacterial resistance breaks bridges

Mar. 14, 2013—Understanding how bacteria become resistant to quinolone antibiotics could guide strategies for developing new antibacterial drugs.

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Tick-tock – predicting menopause

Mar. 6, 2013—An ultrasound count of potentially egg-producing follicles could predict the timing of menopause.

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Gene ‘dose’ may be key to autism

Mar. 4, 2013—Individuals with overexpression of the gene MECP2 have core features of autism spectrum disorder.

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Target for inflammatory bowel disease

Mar. 1, 2013—The factor STAT6 appears to play a role in the pathogenesis of an inflammatory bowel disease, suggesting it may be a promising target for new treatments.

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Starting up protein synthesis, in yeast

Feb. 28, 2013—Researchers have found an unusual interaction between a factor that “turns on” protein synthesis and one that produces fatty acids.

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Factor CITED in pediatric liver cancer

Feb. 20, 2013—Vanderbilt researchers report that they have found a factor involved in the persistence of embryonic cells implicated in childhood liver cancer.

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Pancreas cells full of potential

Feb. 18, 2013—Adult cells in the pancreas can return to a less mature state – and then become a different cell type, like the beta cells that secrete insulin.

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Cure in sight for kissing bug’s bite

Feb. 15, 2013—It’s possible to cure Chagas disease – a deadly tropical infection transmitted by “kissing bugs” – in a mouse model.

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Cell connections key in valve disease

Feb. 14, 2013—A protein that connects cells together participates in the calcification that occurs in heart valve disease.

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Linking oxygen, iron and red blood cells

Feb. 6, 2013—The HIF oxygen-sensing pathway and its responses to low oxygen may be targeted for treatments of anemia and disorders of iron balance.

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Brain tumor TIP reveals new target

Feb. 4, 2013—The protein TIP-1 appears to be a novel prognostic marker for glioblastoma and may be a good therapeutic target for disrupting tumor-driven blood vessel development.

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Cell source of heart’s blood vessels

Feb. 1, 2013—An unexpected group of cells generates the coronary arteries and may be useful for regeneration therapies following injury to the heart.

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